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Statistisk granskning av urvalsprocessen vid Earth System Governance-konferenserna

Westerdahl, Emmy LU and Håkansson, Sanna LU (2013) STAH11 20122
Department of Statistics
Abstract
The Earth System Governance open science conferences are an environmental-political happening in which researchers from all over the world present their studies. Approximately 400 researchers submit an abstract each conference, half of which are accepted.

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate which variables increase or decrease an abstract’s probability of getting accepted. The Focus here lies on whether the author’s origin, that is if he or she is from a developed or developing country, has any effect on the level of acceptance. Also studied is if reviewers grade abstracts differently depending on whether the author is of the same origin as the reviewer or not, and in turn if the reviewing process suffers from a... (More)
The Earth System Governance open science conferences are an environmental-political happening in which researchers from all over the world present their studies. Approximately 400 researchers submit an abstract each conference, half of which are accepted.

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate which variables increase or decrease an abstract’s probability of getting accepted. The Focus here lies on whether the author’s origin, that is if he or she is from a developed or developing country, has any effect on the level of acceptance. Also studied is if reviewers grade abstracts differently depending on whether the author is of the same origin as the reviewer or not, and in turn if the reviewing process suffers from a geographical-political bias. We conclude that there is no evidence for such a bias; however the chance of getting accepted is significantly lower if the author is from a developing country.

Several other variables are investigated in this report, only some of which are significant. A final model is also received from a binary logistic regression, describing the best way to write an abstract in order to be accepted. (Less)
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author
Westerdahl, Emmy LU and Håkansson, Sanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
STAH11 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
language
Swedish
id
3350522
date added to LUP
2013-03-12 09:02:36
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2013-03-12 09:02:36
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  abstract     = {The Earth System Governance open science conferences are an environmental-political happening in which researchers from all over the world present their studies. Approximately 400 researchers submit an abstract each conference, half of which are accepted.

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate which variables increase or decrease an abstract’s probability of getting accepted. The Focus here lies on whether the author’s origin, that is if he or she is from a developed or developing country, has any effect on the level of acceptance. Also studied is if reviewers grade abstracts differently depending on whether the author is of the same origin as the reviewer or not, and in turn if the reviewing process suffers from a geographical-political bias. We conclude that there is no evidence for such a bias; however the chance of getting accepted is significantly lower if the author is from a developing country.

Several other variables are investigated in this report, only some of which are significant. A final model is also received from a binary logistic regression, describing the best way to write an abstract in order to be accepted.},
  author       = {Westerdahl, Emmy and Håkansson, Sanna},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Statistisk granskning av urvalsprocessen vid Earth System Governance-konferenserna},
  year         = {2013},
}